Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande: Khayal Unwrapped

Single Bill

An extraordinary opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of khayal with one of its most illustrious practitioners. 


Discover the world of Indian classical music with Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, a distinguished maestra renowned for her mastery of the Khayal tradition. The word "Khayal" itself means "imagination" or "thought" in Urdu, reflecting the improvisatory nature of this form. Khayal involves intricate ornamentation, melodic elaboration, and rhythmic variations, allowing performers to express deep emotions and creativity within a set of traditional compositions and rules. It is one of the most popular and refined forms of Hindustani classical music. 


Discover the enchanting intricacies of the Atruli-Jaipur Gharana, a revered lineage known for its distinctive style and profound emotional depth, as Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande shares insights into its rich heritage and timeless melodies.  


The hour talk follows a 30-minute Q&A with the audience.  

Booking info

26 October 2024



You might also like...

New to indian Classical Music?

The beginner's guide to Indian classical music. Whether you’re completely new to raga music or just need a refresher, we’ve put together this brief overview of all things raga music to help you feel at ease when visiting one of our concerts or watch our videos on our YouTube or our Darbar Concert Hall.

read more



Follow us

Keep up to date with the latest news, events, music and musings across our social channels

YouTube latest

For hundreds more clips and shorts, vist our YT page here